Soul of the Han: An Exhibition of Han Carved Stone Rubbings from Tengzhou, China

The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

12/02/2017 — 02/26/2018
New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

This event is hosted by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, New York Gallery of Chinese Art, co-organized with China Institute of Han Dynasty’s Art, Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Shandong Province, Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Media of Zaozhuang City, Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Zaozhuang City, Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Media of Tengzhou City, and Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones, China. This program supervised by Lyusheng Chen, Daryl Joseph Moore, and Ip- Wing Kong.

Organizers and Curators

Professor Zhiyuan Cong, and Director Hui Li

Throughout 206 BC to 220 AD, the Han Dynasty produced remarkable Han Carved Stones adorned with gorgeous reliefs. From underground tombs (also known as hypogea) to the entrances of cemetery temples, these stones served as the building blocks showcasing the life of the Han people. The art depicted on the stones not only represents the peak of ancient Chinese art of the pre-Han period, but also casts a profound influence on Chinese art after the Han Dynasty, marking a crucial point in its history. The rubbings from these stones give us an opportunity to study the economy, culture, art, and many other domains during the Han Dynasty, providing a glimpse of what society was like long ago. In order to better understand the art of the 55 stone rubbings from the Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones’ collection, we are pleased to invite experts from museums across China to help us share the treasures of Eastern art.

Exhibtion

Soul of the Han: An Exhibition of Han Carved Stone Rubbings from Tengzhou, China

12/02/2017- 02/26/2018, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Opening Ceremony

12/02/2017, 3:00-6:00 p.m. at New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

Lecture and Demonstration

A Trip Back in Time: Art Appreciation and the Highlight of the Han Carved Stone Rubbings
11/30/2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at P143 Power Art Center, William Paterson University

Host

Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese Art

Speakers

Liping Hu, Director of the Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Zaozhuang, Shangdong Er Wang, Princeton University visiting scholar from Beijing University Hui Li, Director of the Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones

Demonstration of Rubbing from Han Carved Stone

Hui Li, Director of the Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones

12/02/17